New Class and Giveaway: Word Up! The Vocab Show with Dwane Thomas & Friends

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Remember our little Mystery Class contest for April Fool’s? Well, we’re excited to announce that one of them is actually real! Dwane Thomas, of Visual Latin fame, stars in a zany new show teaching Latin and Greek roots, as well as hundreds of English words. Utilizing a new approach to visual mnemonic learning, Word Up! seriously expands a student’s grasp […]

Kids Love Visual Latin!

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Last month we held a contest for our Visual Latin students. We asked them to make a 30 second video telling us why they love Visual Latin, and they were judged on authenticity, honesty, and clear delivery. We received several wonderful (and funny!) videos, but we have selected Grant as our contest winner. Congrats Grant! […]

Twinkle, Twinkle Your Way Through History: Music Memory Tricks for Your Kids

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The Fun of Turning Facts into Songs What child doesn’t know Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star? What child doesn’t know Ring Around the Rosy or Three Blind Mice? There are certain songs that tend to get passed down from one generation to the next, whether by popularity or sentiment. Whatever the case may be, those songs […]

Do your kids love Visual Latin? Enter to win an iPod Nano!

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We’re having a fun video contest for kids who enjoy Visual Latin. We’re giving away an iPod Nano to the student with the best video testimonial not more than :30 seconds long. What do they need to say in the video? Just talk directly into the camera about why they like Visual Latin. It can be done […]

Economics for Kids: What Is Economics?

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Abraham rose and bowed to the Hittites, the people of the land. And he said to them, “If you are willing that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me and entreat for me Ephron the son of Zohar, that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he owns; it is at […]

Salvete! Western Culture & Poetry from Roman Roads

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We are pleased to announce the addition of two new video series into Compass Classroom: The Grammar of Poetry and Old Western Culture: The Greeks. Both series are produced by our friends at Roman Roads Media out of Moscow, Idaho. Roman Roads is run by Daniel and David Foucachon, two brothers whom I first met when I […]

Visual Latin Chalkboard: Latin Predicate Adjectives

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In the latest from the Visual Latin Chalkboard, Dwane Thomas explains how Latin predicate adjectives work.   If you would like to submit a question for the Visual Latin Chalkboard just head over to the Visual Latin Facebook page and drop Dwane a note. 

Show, Don’t Tell : Simple Tips for Young Filmmakers

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I’m not sure who first said it, but when it comes to movies, it’s absolutely true: “Show, don’t tell.” This principle is often overlooked by young filmmakers who feel that they need to explain everything with lots of dialogue. Very few good films are based on lots of dialogue; but many great films are based […]

Visual Latin Chalkboard: Going Where?

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This is the first in a new series from Dwane where he answers Latin questions via the Visual Latin Chalkboard . If you would like to submit a question for Dwane simply ask it on Facebook.   

Dwane’s Awesome Latin Lists

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All the Latin Endings In One Place I am about to hand you something frightening.  It’s not my fault.  Blame Latin. Years ago, I would write the terrible Latin endings on the board in my classroom.  I wrote them everyday.  Not all of them, naturally.  But, seriously, I wrote too many Latin endings back then. […]